Haste has always been the essence of the Democratic plans for health care “reform.” It’s almost as…they’re hiding something. Mark Hemingway notes today (as the public option is taken up on the Hill) that “it’s become obvious that Senate Democrats want to pass this bill in a hurry, and that hiding the contents from the American people is an instrumental part of their attempt to do so.”

Hemingway says that the Democrats have—er—mislead about the costs of the bill, your ability to keep your own health insurance, and promises better health care with fewer doctors (an inevitable result of Obamacare). These are a few of the reasons for the rush.